Friday, January 19, 2018

Introducing... Dorlene Durham!

Happy Friday to you!  This week we are introducing a few of our new Design Team Members. We are so excited to have them join us here on the blog!

I am a wife of 30+ years, a mother of four and grandmother of one. I have been crafty my whole life but was introduced to scrapbooking in 2000.

Scrapbooking slowly merged to rubber stamping, card making and eventually all things paper. I love experimenting with new products and techniques and getting messy. I am not a perfectionist and in fact, place my items off balance intentionally because I know even if I tried, it would be not be straight.

I started my blog to showcase my creations and I have so much fun "meeting" and developing friendships with people from all over the world. I look forward to what kind of crafty fun I will get into in the future.


Please join us in giving Dorlene a very warm Quick Quotes welcome to the team! She blogs over at  She may also bring us some video content from time to time which we are excited about as well!
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winter Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! Welcome to a new year of inspiration and fun! I am thrilled to be back with you for another year on the Design Team.

At this time of the year I really need thank you notes, and the beautiful Quick Quotes Club Q Kits this month are perfect for creating elegant cards and pages. Here is one of my cards:

I love the beautiful pattern papers and pretty snowflake embellishments of the January Club Q.

To add a pop of color, I started by blending a wintery mix of PowderPuff inks (Evergreen, Lipstick, Baja Blue, Plum, Aqua, Green Leaf) on white cardstock and die cutting letters from them. I also splattered the letters with white paint.


From the ribbon and snowflakes to the pattern papers, most of the items on this card came with the Club Q kit. I did add the metal snowflake brads, PowderPuff Chalking inks and die cut letters from my stash. The great thing about this design is that you can easily change the sentiment by die cutting "happy" or "congrats" to make cards for different occasions.


Quick Quotes Products:
January Club Q Kits
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Evergreen, LipstickBaja Blue, Plum, Aqua and Green Leaf 

Other Products:
Altenew's Inline Alpha Die
Mr. Huey White Spray Mist
Metal Snowflake Brads
Heart Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by,~ June
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Introducing... Rebecca Bacon!

Happy Wednesday to you! This week we are introducing a few of our new Design Team Members. We are so excited to have them join us here on the blog!

I have been scrapbooking since I was a teen but really got into it in 1998 when I was introduced to Creative Memories. I was a Stampin Up demonstrator for 16 years, worked for Heartfelt Creations and my LSS (local scrapbook store).

My craft room is a small 10.5 x 10.5 room and filled to the brim with stamps, patterned paper, cardstock, dies and embellishments...I have never met an ink pad I didn't like! I've designed and taught card classes, mini albums from scratch and made layouts for store samples. I love to get lost in paper and ink and create scrapbooks for my sons that will preserve their memories for many years to come.

My 17th wedding anniversary will be Jan 20 of this year. I am the Mom to Seth, Dakota (married to Brianna) and Elijah and I was blessed with my first grandson, Andrew, in November of 2016. I also have my fur babies: a black pug named Cole and two cats, Lucky and Ramirez.

This page is from a Quick Quotes class that she took at the Novi, MI Mega Meet.

Please join us in giving Rebecca a very warm Quick Quotes welcome! She blogs at
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bundle Up with January Club Q and Alicia!

Good morning! Quick Quotes readers, Alicia blogging today. I have been playing around with the January Club Q kits.

There are so many beautiful papers with great die cutting and fantastic projects this month! I usually open up all the kits and mix them up, which you can clearly see that with this layout. I used pieces from most of them to create this double page layout.

I am scrapping some pretty old photos but 2012 is the year in which I am currently working. This was the perfect wintery outing for this title. It was a mascot broom ball game. All the local mascots playing a sort of hockey but with brooms, great fun for the kids!
I used Canon's Pro Luster photo paper to print professional quality photos at home. I rarely use a print service anymore. My photos print perfect at home which I don't always find with outside services. I also like to be able to choose the photo size as I am scrapping as opposed to having every shot in 4x6.

I used the crystal bling included in the kits to adorn the center of all of my snowflakes.  This month's kit also includes some printables from Canon's Creative Park.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy and Sky Blue
Canon Products:
Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless PrinterCanon's Pro Luster Photo Paper

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Introducing... Louise Spergel!

Happy Monday to you!  This week we will be introducing a few of our new Design Team Members. We are so excited to have them join us here on the blog!

I am a retired electrical engineer living in suburban New Jersey with my husband and our 2 teenage sons. My sons both run competitively and we love watching them compete.

I started scrapbooking in 2002 as a creative outlet from my otherwise crazy life as a working Mom. What started as a little hobby has grown into a passion and expanded to include card-making as well. My other interests include travel, running, and reading.

Louise has a bit of inspiration to share with us to kick things off! She has used Urban Oasis and some PowderPuff Chalk Inks in Mahogany and Seafoam.
Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Mahogany and Seafoam

Please join us in giving Louise a warm Quick Quotes welcome! She blogs at
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Challenge 83 + Winners!

Happy Friday to you!

We are going to kick off 2018 with an "Anything Goes" Challenge for everyone. A new year brings a whole new year of possibilities and that is something to celebrate!


Today we have also have the random winner for Friday Challenge 82 - "Use Die Cuts" and the Top 3 projects to share with you.


Congratulations and Happy Shopping 
to our randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

Entry #1: Mema's Crafts


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog)

 Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Anything Goes".
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:59 pm PST on 1/31.


  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Link Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.) 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This Adventure with Alicia!

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here with you today to host the blog.

I have a mini album I created for a Christmas gift. I made this for my brother-in-law with the hopes it would be used on his desk. He absolutely loved it! I used select pieces from the Adventure Awaits Paper Pack to maintain a masculine feel throughout.

To begin this project:
  • Cut a piece of chipboard to 6.25"x8.75"
  • Score at 4.25" and 4.5"
  • Adhere magnet with strong tape to outside front cover
  • Layer strong tape on top of magnet to adhere to cover paper
  • Cut 2 pieces of Quick Quotes designer paper to 6.25"x10-11" (the extra length is to create the flap, overlap to your preference)
  • Ink ALL edges with PowderPuff Chalking Inks
  • Adhere each paper piece to the outside and inside cover leaving the flap open
  • Embed the second magnet inside the flap to meet up with the magnet on the cover (use plenty of strong tape to stay in place)
  • Seal the magnet in the flap
  • Adhere ribbon to edges of flap for durability

I kept the flap shorter because I wanted to use this great quote on front.  I placed it on the cover to determine how long I wanted my flap prior to cutting the paper.

In hindsight I should have used a couple of sets of magnets spread apart or not put so many photos inside...I couldn't help myself there were so many cute ones!  I did realize this issue and for that reason there are no bulky embellishments inside the album so that it would stay shut with one magnet set and lay flat.

  • Basic directions for the accordion inside:
  • Cut a 12"x12" piece of card stock to 2-6"x12"
  • Score consecutively at 4"
  • Adhere the two pieces together
  • Adhere one end to the front inside cover and one to the back inside cover
  • Cover the card stock with pieces of 4" x 6" patterned paper
  • Add photos and sentiments
  • Don't forget to ink all those edges with PowderPuff Chalking Inks
You can tell from the photos I have three pieces of paper, I did not start with a 12" x 12" piece so it complicated the process a little but allowed me to add extra pages!

The Adventure Awaits 105 paper was perfect for this project since one side has 6 panels at the 4"x6" size. If possible I used the designs from the paper to provide the sentiment.

On other pages I used pieces I cut from Adventure Awaits 500 sheet which includes quotes and phrases.

I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to easily print the photos I downloaded from Facebook for my mini album. This project went very smoothly because of the great products.

Quick Quotes Products:
Adventure Awaits: 101, 102 and 105
Adventure Awaits 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Sunset and Navy

Canon Printer:

Other Products:
Wood Veneer, Ribbon, Card Stock and Magnets

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~ Alicia
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Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Quick Quotes Design Team Announcement

Monday greetings to you!

To say that we were blown away by the talent and the wonderful applications submitted for our design team search would be a complete understatement. It took some time, but we have selected our team and feel very honored that they have accepted. 

Please join us in welcoming the new 2018 Quick Quotes Design Team!  Stay tuned as we begin to introduce some of our new members here on the blog.


2018 Quick Quotes Design Team

(Design Team Coordinator)


We want to take a few moments to say a heartfelt thank you and best wishes to our 2017 team members who are departing. You have inspired us and created such amazing works of art, thank you!


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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

We wanted to take a moment and wish you all the very best in 2018. Looking forward to a new adventurous, creative and inspirational year with you!

The Quick Quotes Crew
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Design Team Update

Holiday greetings to you! 

We are still reviewing the Design Team applications and hope to send out some notifications in the next day or two.

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about the call and stay tuned!
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